AIM Institute Courses


Acupuncture Training Program

The Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Institute (AIMI) is unique in many ways. Most of the acupuncture programs offered to western clinicians focus on the use of acupuncture as strictly a treatment option...


Study Abroad Program

The Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine (AIM) Institute in partnership with Acute Care Education (ACE) offers an Acupuncture Certificate Program for Nurse Practitioners. However, it is our goal to expand...


Herbal Training Program

This course explores the clinical indications, potential risks, and evidence for alternative approaches to herbal and dietary supplement therapies. Conceptual approaches to herbal therapy and botanical medicine ...

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Who We Are


The mission of the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Institute (AIMI) is to provide a quality education and affordable option for Allopathic Clinicians (e.g. Nurse Practitioners) who want to learn the art of acupuncture consistent with the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our secondary mission is to enhance the professional relationship and communication between allopathic providers and Licensed Acupuncturist in the community, which begins by having a common language. To achieve these goals, the program will present TCM theory in a way that provides perspectives that relate to the human experience.

We maintain a small student instructor ratio for all hands-on practicums, with instructors who are Licensed Acupuncturist with multiple years of experience and encourage clinical rotations with acupuncturist in the community. .

Acupuncture & Integrative
Medicine Institute
Acupuncture Training Program
Course Syllabus, Winter 2024



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